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British Broadside Ballads in Popular Tradition

British Broadside Ballads in Popular Tradition

American singer and folklorist Paul Clayton (1931–1967) became interested in ballads by hearing his grandparents and other relatives sing them. In college he went on folk song collecting expeditions, traveling throughout the United States as well as Great Britain and Western Europe, where he learned songs from field recordings and directly from singers. His additional research into BBC recordings and the collection of British broadsides at the Newberry Library in Chicago resulted in this album. Sung with guitar accompaniment, the recording contains 19 ballads which Clayton believed were representative of the vast amount of broadside material still found in oral tradition in 1957.

Liner notes include broadside lyrics alongside the traditional texts, to show the changes that have occured.

Track Listing

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When Cockle Shells Make Silver Bells Paul Clayton 3:12
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102
Pleasant and Delightful Paul Clayton 3:03
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103
Three Maidens to Milking Did Go Paul Clayton 1:44
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104
The Bonny Bunch of Roses Paul Clayton 3:23
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105
The Bold Thrasher Paul Clayton 1:44
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106
My Grandmother Paul Clayton 1:41
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107
The Lost Lady Found Paul Clayton 3:05
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108
When Pat Came over the Hill Paul Clayton 2:55
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109
The Dark-Eyed Sailor Paul Clayton 3:15
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201
Jim, the Carter's Lad Paul Clayton 3:15
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202
Geordie (Georgie) Paul Clayton 1:24
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203
The Oyster Girl Paul Clayton 2:37
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204
The Bold Fisherman Paul Clayton 2:02
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205
Brian O'Lynn Paul Clayton 2:46
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206
The Sweet Primroses Paul Clayton 2:41
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207
Green Room Paul Clayton 3:07
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208
Herchard of Taunton Dene Paul Clayton 1:48
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209
The False-Hearted Knight Paul Clayton 3:42
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210
The Indian Lass Paul Clayton 1:53

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